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Theo Paphitis boosts new North Norfolk walking and glamping holiday company

MarGins wins Small Business Sunday award from entrepreneur

#SBS winners badgeA North Norfolk‐based firm has received a business boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis, chair of Ryman Stationery, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue and a self-confessed ‘shopkeeper.’  Last week, Ginny Wilson-North, owner of MarGins, tweeted Theo about her business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and was one of six weekly winners to gain a Gin and Brylie in a MarginTentretweet by Theo to his 500,000 Twitter followers.

The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has 1700 #SBS winners and supports small businesses in the UK.  Theo re‐tweeted Ginny’s message to his more than 500,000 followers and as a result, MarGins had a surge in interest on their website, www.walkandglamp.co.uk. They are also profiled on the #SBS website (www.theopaphitissbs.com) exclusive to all Small Business Sunday winners.

Ginny said, “We only set up the business in December 2016, so it’s great that we managed to attract Theo’s interest.  It’s always tough to raise profile and this is a big boost for us.”

Walking is the perfect way to experience the Norfolk Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.   “Our ‘walking and glamping’ holidays are designed to appeal to both dedicated trekkers and casual tourists looking for something a bit different – maybe that’s what appealed to Theo!” says Ginny.   “Whatever their level, we try to make sure our guests have the time to relax and take in the breath-taking coastline and all it has to offer.”

Theo Paphitis, said: “We are thrilled to welcome new #SBS members every week and highlight just how important it is to support our small businesses here in the UK.  I wish MarGins every success.”

Anyone looking for a re‐tweet from Theo should tweet him about their business on Sunday between 5pm and 7.30pm and include the hashtag #SBS. Six lucky businesses are re‐tweeted every Monday at 8pm and then invited to enter their profile on the new website.

MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays is based in Colby, North Norfolk.  For more information visit www.walkandglamp.co.uk.

MarGins can be contacted direct by email, info@walkandglamp.co.uk, or phone +44 (0)7787 534809


When Cromer met Bollywood – and the sun shone

Our Gem of the North Norfolk Coast is always a little off beat but now it’s bang on trend. With more than 7 million views on YouTube the world is getting to see Cromer. It is the third installment from a series of comedy films starring Bollywood star, Akshi Kumar and was filmed on Cromer Pier in October 2015.

What’s more startling is that the sun shone for the filming allowing Cromer to really showing off. It’s good fun – the shots in Cromer begin about 1 min 15 secs in and dip in and out till the end. The video also has other Norfolk features including a windmill and some barns, but we’re not sure if the bouncing cars are common sights in Norfolk!

Take a look.

Callum’s band’s latest gets a bit of love…

exclusive-morganway-release-new-single-my-love-aint-gonna-save-you-01 Callum’s band, Morganway, gets a great review for their new single from CelebMix.com.
Check out the review, and the music, here.

Walk, glamp, relax on the Norfolk coast:

New glamping and walking holidays launched by MarGins

Folk on the path at HunstantonWalking is the perfect way to experience the Norfolk Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Now a new holiday firm, MarGins, has launched a selection of ‘walking and glamping’ holidays that will appeal to both dedicated trekkers and casual tourists looking for something a bit different.

There are three holiday options: a three day, 38 mile walk from Cromer to Hopton-on-Sea; a four day, 46-miler from Hunstanton to Cromer; and the full 84 miles of the Norfolk Coast Path from Hunstanton to the Suffolk border, taking six days. (more…)

Happy New Year

The decs are down and the days are getting lighter.

Roll on Spring.

Christmas 2016 wind down

The office will be closed from 5.00pm on Thursday 22nd December 2016 and will re-open at 9.00am sharp on Thursday 5th January 2017. However, The Publicity Works’ elves will be checking in every now and again, so if you need us urgently call us on 01263 761000 and leave a message.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to working with you in the New Year.no-string-baubles

Callum’s Christmas takes a downturn

The end of November is about the time we start thinking about what we’d like for Christmas. Our hopes are high and excitement is mounting. But for some the augers are not good.

The Eastern Daily Press has just published it’s annual list of those who’ve been naughty or nice. According to new research Chloe and Jack are the names most likely to be at the top of Santa’s ‘nice list’ this Christmas, as children with these names are thought to be the most well behaved. Meanwhile, boys called Adam, and girls called Laura could find themselves at the top of the naughty list, unless they improve their ways before the big day.

None of our names here in the office feature except for Callum – his is fourth in the naughty list. So it’s a lump of coal for him this Christmas!



TPW countdown to Christmas with the ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’

Photo from EDP

Photo from EDP24

Here at TPW HQ we’re always looking for different ways to countdown to the festive period and this year we’ve chosen to support our local Foodbank with their ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’.

Rather than receiving a daily treat in the run up to Christmas, you add an item to a box each day, from toiletries to kitchen cupboard staples. The full box is then taken to the nearest Foodbank in time to be distributed to those in need before Christmas.

If you wish to get involved, contact your local Foodbank for more information and details of what to donate each day.

Lights, camera, head teacher!

North Norfolk village school looks to attract new head with promotional video – with help from parents, family, friends, governors and a passing Norfolk rock band!

A North Norfolk primary school is going the extra mile to attract the right candidate to take over as head teacher.

aldborough-school-dr-doak-helping-school-children-understand-3d-printingAldborough Primary School is a very successful village school with 140 pupils, a great reputation and strong support from parents and the local community.  So getting a new head should be easy, right?  Wrong.  Sadly recruiting head teachers for smaller rural primaries is increasingly difficult.

aldborough-school-head-teacher-promo-video-drone-shotSo the school governors decided to push the boat out and create a promotional film to try to build a picture of the real school, and attract the right candidates.  By uploading the film to YouTube and other social media sites, including Facebook, they’ve managed to reach thousands of people and have had considerable interest – including one potential candidate who is returning to the UK from Africa.

Dr David Doak, chair of governors, is the creative genius behind the film.  In a previous life he was a director of a highly successful computer game company and his CV includes the renowned ‘GoldenEye 007’ game.  “We wanted the film to encapsulate what’s great about Norfolk, as well as what makes our school so special,” he says.  “We filmed it over a few days. It was easy to get great footage because Aldborough School is a fantastically positive and happy place – the hard part was editing it down to three minutes!

“We know how hard it will be to get a new head teacher.  So alongside conventional recruitment methods, we took the decision to use social media to push the message to as many potential candidates as possible.  Parents, friends and family have all shared the video through a variety of social media and that’s given us a huge ‘reach.’”

Filming included some aerial shots of the school.  “We had a bit of luck there – a Norfolk rock band, Morganway, was filming their own music video in the area and we managed to persuade them to fly the camera drone they were using over the school,” says Dr Doak.  “In return they used a cellar owned by one of the parents for part of their shoot!”  The band also provided a backing track for the school video.

The Aldborough School film can be found at https://youtu.be/yRkMpUrkiYA

Anyone interested in the vacancy can find more information at the Aldborough School website, www.aldborough.norfolk.sch.uk/office/recruitment/.  The closing date for applications is September 26 2016.  The successful candidate will take up the post in September 2017.

If you’d like more information, please call the school office on 01263 761264 or email office@aldborough.norfolk.sch.uk.

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The 18 miles that proves Norfolk isn’t flat!

Fully recovered from the dizzy heights of completing The London Marathon at the end of April, Fiona took on the 32nd North Norfolk Poppyline event yesterday, Sunday 12th June. However she selected the ‘easy’ option of 18 rather than 26 miles!

But don’t let anyone tell you North Norfolk is flat. During a circular route across fields, tracks and cliff top paths from Sheringham High School to Cromer and on through Felbrigg, West Beckham, Sheringham Park and back to the High School she climbed 1,050ft!

The next challenge she takes on may be a bridge too far!